|CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST (EN)||ODC 541||0||3 + 0||3||6|
|Ön Koşul Dersleri|
|Önerilen Seçmeli Dersler|
|Dersin Seviyesi||Yüksek Lisans|
Doç. OTHMAN ALI
Doç. OTHMAN ALI
Why has the Middle East experienced so many violent conflicts in the post-WWII era? Are these conflicts unique? What future do efforts to end political violence face? In this course, we will explore the Middle Eastern record in light of what political scientists know about war and peace. While much attention focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, we will examine a much broader array of regional experiences. Although state-building and decolonization wars were important and interesting dynamics, we will focus on the latter half of the 20th century and the most recent conflicts due to time constraints.
The course will begin by focusing on two basic types of political violence: interstate wars, including interventions, and intrastate or civil wars, including revolutions and coups. We will close by examining peace processes in the region, particularly those following the Lebanese civil war , Arab-Israeli conflict, and PKK war between PKK and Turkey. The class is designed to familiarize you with historical reasons for some conflicts such as Iraq-Iran war , Kurdish wars in Iraq and Turkey, and modern developments in the Middle East, and to teach you techniques of analysis in political science. Ultimately, this course will help you better understand why the Middle East seems so violent, how the types of violence in the region differ, and when attempts to end such violence succeed. You also should understand the interactions between theory and evidence, be able to apply theory to explain the dynamics of specific cases, and be able to draw on knowledge of specific cases to refine existing theories.
|Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları||Öğretim Yöntemleri||Ölçme Yöntemleri|
|1 - Learns conflict and cooperations in the Middle East||1 - 2 - 3 - 10 -||A - B - C -|
|Öğretim Yöntemleri:||1:Lecture 2:Question-Answer 3:Discussion 10:Brain Storming|
|Ölçme Yöntemleri:||A:Testing B:Oral Exam C:Homework|
Fallows, James. 2004. “Blind Into Baghdad” Atlantic Monthly 293: 53-74.
Zacher, Mark. 2001. “The Territorial Integrity Norm: International Boundaries and the Use of Force” International Organization 55(2): 215-250
Shimshoni, Jonathan. 1988. Israel and Conventional Deterrence. Ithaca: Cornell University Press
•Belkin, Aaron and Evan Schofer. 2003. “Toward a Structural Understanding of Coup Risk. Journal of Conflict Resolution
Crighton, Elizabeth and Martha MacIver. 1991. “The Evolution of Protracted Conflict: Group Dominance"
Friedman, Thomas. 1989. From Beirut to Jerusalem. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Milton-Edwards, Beverley and Peter Hinchcliffe. 2008. Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945 (3rd edition). New York: Rutledge.
should regularly read one or more major news sources, e.g. New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, And International Herald Tribune
Dersin Program Çıktılarına Katkısı
|No||Program Öğrenme Çıktıları||KatkıDüzeyi|
|YARIYIL İÇİ ÇALIŞMALARI||SIRA||KATKI YÜZDESİ|
|Yıliçinin Başarıya Oranı||50|
|Finalin Başarıya Oranı||50|
AKTS - İş Yükü
|Etkinlik||Sayısı||Süresi(Saat)||Toplam İş yükü(Saat)|
|Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)||16||3||48|
|Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)||16||2||32|
|Toplam İş Yükü||150|
|Toplam İş Yükü /25(s)||6|
|Dersin AKTS Kredisi||6|